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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Episode 57 - Yes We Can! An Interview with Maria Muldaur.

It's a different sort of Dreamtime this time around. I recently had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite vocalists and interpreter of Bob Dylan songs, Maria Muldaur, and our Episode 57 focuses on Maria's latest release, Yes, We Can! which showcases the work of a variety of songwriters, including Marvin Gaye, Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Garth Brooks, and Bob Dylan himself.

A couple of show notes before we get started. As one of the Moscow Rules states, "
Technology will always let you down." I had an equipment melt-down about 10 minutes before I was scheduled to call Maria, and ended up jury-rigging a last-minute Rube Goldberg recording system in order to capture the interview. I was left with the option of either capturing Maria's voice clearly, or my own, and of course decided for the former. You can tell how badly the recording sounded on my end towards the close of the interview. So, in any case, Maria wasn't indulging in a monologue, but was responding to my questions, which I edited out, but which I think you can figure out from the context of her answers.

Maria also notes in the interview that there should be a free download of a song that had to be left off Yes, We Can! on the Telarc site. As of the the time of this podcast's release, which should be around August 12, 2008, the song had not yet been posted on I'll put a post and a link on the Dreamtime blog when the song becomes available.

So, without further ado, here's Maria Muldaur, and a few clips from her latest release, Yes, We Can!

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Further Viewing/Reading/Listening

Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World, Jean Shinoda Bolen

Yes We Can! Maria Muldaur

Heart of Mine: Love Songs of Bob Dylan Maria Muldaur

Naughty, Bawdy and Blue Maria Muldaur

Maria's Web site and her page at Telarc.

and upcoming gigs...

August 2008

*22 Crest Theater, Sacramento, CA - Benefit For Francis House featuring Holly Near & Tracy Nelson

*23 & 24 Yoshi's, Oakland, CA - CD Release Event with Special Guests Holly Near & Linda Tillery

September 2008

*06 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, CA

*17 The Upstage, Port Townsend, WA

*18 The Yale, Vancouver, BC, Canada

*19 SALMAN Classic Theatre, Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

*20 Burn Care For Kids Benefit, Flames Central, Calgary, Canada

*23 & 24 Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN

*26 The Washington, Burlington, IA

*27 The Livery, Benton Harbor, MI

*28 Nighttown, Cleveland, OH

*29 Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY

October 2008

*1 Pepper Jack's, Hamilton, ON, Canada

* 2 The Night Eagle Cafe, Binghamton, NY

* 3 Center For The Arts, Natick, MA

* 4 Barnstormer's Theatre, Tamworth, NH

* 5 The Town Crier, Pawling, NY

* 7 Hugh's Room, Toronto, Canada

* 8 Sydenham St. Church, Kingston, ON, Canada

*10 Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, NH

*11 Common Fence Music, Portsmouth, RI

*12 One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME

*13 Slates, Hallowell, ME

*16 Puck, Doylestown, PA

*17 Outpost In The Burbs, Montclair, NJ

*18 Avalon Theater, Easton, MD

*20 Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA

November 2008

*15 The Red Barn, Los Osos, CA
*16 SOHO, Santa Barbara, CA

December 2008

*06 My Pecan Farm, El Paso Texas - Festival w/Buddy Guy & Taj Mahal /Benefit Concert For Food Bank


Thanks as always for listening, and remember to enter our Dreamtime Constant Listener Contest, underway right now. Send us an email with your guess on the date that Theme Time Radio Hour returns with Season 3, and get the opportunity to win a copy of Million Dollar Bash, as well as a CD of Poetry Readings direct from the Dreamtime studio with those nifty stewART covers.


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